In the SMC all-time career scoring list, Nared is 9th (1,121 pts/72 games), Mauldin is 10th (1,067 pts/105g) and Gaze is 12th (1,004 pts/110g).
Both Nared and Gaze are ranked in the top-10 in career free-throw percentage, making over 80 percent of their attempts. Gaze ranks 7th in school history in three-pointers made and has a shot to crack the top-3.
The next career milestone on tap looks to be Mauldin’s career rebounds. Through the Sacramento State game, Mauldin is up to 967 career rebounds, trying to become just the third-ever Gael to reach 1000pts and 1000rebs in a career (Louella Tomlinson and Jermisha Dosty). Mauldin also has a shot to set the SMC and West Coast Conference rebounding records, held by Tomlinson with 1,122 career boards.
Through eight games, the Gaels lead the West Coast Conference in several categories as a team, including field-goal percentage, three-point field-goal percentage and free-throw percentage. The Gaels are also second in the league in rebounding margin (+12.1) behind San Diego.
Nared leads the WCC in scoring with 24.2 ppg while Mauldin is right behind at 19.4 ppg. Lauren Nicholson is also in the top-10 at 14.9 ppg. Mauldin entered the week third in the nation in rebounding and leads the WCC with 14.0 rpg. Nared is fifth in the WCC with 8.5 rpg.
Gaze leads the WCC in assists per game with 6.3, while Nicholson is second in both three-pointers made and three-point percentage. With four blocks against the Hornets, Mauldin is quickly rising up the WCC blocks leaders, averaging 2.4 per game which is second in the league. Other than Tomlinson, no other Gael has ever averaged 2.0 or more blocks per season.
Even at 7-1, the Gaels are still off to the best start in school-history as the 2000-01 squad went 6-0, lost two straight to fall to 6-2, then won nine straight to improve to 15-2.
Saint Mary’s will look to get back on track after finals week when it hosts UC Davis on Sunday, December 15th at 1:00 p.m. in McKeon Pavilion.